2022 July 29
"Our whole system of banks is a violation of every honest principle of banks. There is no honest bank but a bank of deposit. A bank that issues paper at interest is a pickpocket or a robber. But the delusion will have its course. ... An aristocracy is growing out of them that will be as fatal as the feudal barons if unchecked in time."
"The process by which banks create money
is so simple that the mind is repelled."
"No government has ever commanded the resources at the disposal of our ungodly Leviathan, which consumes about 25 percent of the product of the world’s richest country. It is driven by a voracious alliance of government’s own employees, and those who receive benefits from the state. At least 90 million Americans either depend directly on government handouts or jobs, and each private worker must support not only himself and his family, but also carry a government worker on his shoulders."
2022 July 28
"The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world."
"The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command."
2022 July 27
"In those wretched countries where
a man cannot call his tongue his own,
he can scarce call anything his own.
Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation
must begin by subduing the freeness of speech."
"It is a common observation here that our cause is the cause of all mankind, and that we are fighting for their liberty in defending our own."
"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.
As nations become corrupt and vicious,
they have more need of masters."
2022 July 26
"I believe that all government is evil,
and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time."
"Loose the bands of wickedness, undo the bundles that oppress, let those who are broken go free, and break asunder every burden. Share your bread with the hungry, welcome into your house the afflicted and homeless; when you see a naked man, clothe him, and do not turn your back on your own flesh. Then your light will arise like the dawn, and your wound will quickly be healed. Your justice shall go before you, the glory of the Lord will closely follow you"
"I can calculate the motions of heavenly bodies,
but not the madness of people."
2022 July 25
"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force;
like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master.
Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action."
"Posterity -- you will never know how much
it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom.
I hope you will make good use of it."
"Arms, like laws, discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property."